Bespoked 2014
The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

11th – 13th April 2014, Lee Valley Velopark, London.

Bespoked is Europe’s leading Handmade Bicycle Show, celebrating the craft of beautiful bicycles. The exhibitor list for this April’s show reveals it will bring together many of the greatest artisan bicycle builders in the world, in an exceptional new venue at the Lee Valley VeloPark – home of the track cycling, BMX and Paralympic track cycling during the London 2012 Olympic games.

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Exhibitors will include many from the heritage of UK framebuilding – esteemed names such as Brian Rourke, Condor, Roberts, Mercian, Longstaff, Swallow and Woodrup‘s – alongside an array of amazing young talent building upon this tradition – Feather, Donhou, Field, Saffron and Oak, to name just a few.

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SkyCycle, Proposals To Create Car-Free
Cycle Routes Throughout London

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Exterior Architecture, Foster + Partners and Space Syntax – a team who share Lord Foster’s passion for the benefits of cycling – have jointly developed SkyCycle, a new approach to transform cycling in the capital.

The proposed SkyCycle network follows existing suburban rail services and provides over 220 kilometres of safe, car-free cycle routes, which can be accessed at over 200 entrance points. Almost six million people live within the catchment area of the proposed network, half of whom live and work within 10 minutes of an entrance. Each route can accommodate 12,000 cyclists per hour and will improve journey times by up to 29 minutes.

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